If you would like to make
essential oils and hydrosols yourself in the best quality, you can learn the art of distilling hands-on with the help of our book : The Essential Oil Maker’s Handbook
Harvesting and preparing the plants – the foundation for homemade oils and hydrosols
Distillation – a detailed guide
Making essential oils and hydrosols yourself – the
still Drawing off the essential oils
recipesfor distilling essential oils and hydrosols, as well as for using them. Harvesting and preparing the plants
To obtain essential oils and full-bodied hydrosols, you must first of all harvest the plants at the
optimum time (time of day) and prepare them for distillation. The quality of the drugs, the harvesting time of the plants and the preparation before distillation are the foundation for successful oil distillation. If you use improperly harvested plants and incorrectly crushed materials, you can never expect a high oil yield and intensive hydrosol. You will find exact guides and recipes for distillation in the book. Distillation
The book also contains a detailed description of distilling: How much water should I put in the still?
How many drugs can I put in the still in proportion to the water? What is the optimum distillation speed? What collecting vessel should I use? Naturally, you can also find more answers on this in our workshop courses and online seminars. Making essential oils and hydrosols yourself – the
How should the optimum distillation equipment be set up correctly from a
process technology perspective? What is the LEONARDO® still? What materials can I use? How do I construct or recognize a functional still? Regardless of whether you would like to build the still yourself or buy it, here you can acquire the necessary know-how to end up with the perfect steam still for your homemade essential oils and hydrosols. Drawing off the essential oils
Detailed description of the drawing off process: When can I draw the essential oils off from the hydrosol? What equipment do I need for this? Where and for how long can I store oils and hydrosols?
recipes and guides for homemade essential oils and hydrosols as well as for creams, soaps, perfumes, deodorants, etc. Discover how you can make the greatest variety of products at home yourself.
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